For anyone interested in volunteering at the shelter, we have made our volunteer application form available here. Please consider helping us out. Any help, any time, if only twice per month is always appreciated!
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THANKS TO HILL'S FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR SHELTER AND CATS.
Our website is always under development. Check back later for more information! Please help our shelter with a donation! We receive no government support.
We are a non profit, registered charity and no kill cat shelter in St. Thomas, Ontario. We have been helping abandoned and rescued cats find homes since 2000. Our cats receive veterinarian care, spaying/neutering and initial vaccinations. This shelter is unique because we allow our cats to roam free! None of the cats are caged unless they become sick or are initially in quarantine. We operate solely on donations and with volunteer help. 100% of donations go directly to the shelter. Please consider helping with a cash donation or volunteering your time. We accept donations of cat food, litter and cleaning supplies too. Please call the shelter to check on what supplies we could use. Volunteers help clean but also provide socialization to the cats with playing and grooming.
Pets/Friends for Life policy is that all adopted cats go to homes where they will be indoor cats only. Many of our cats have come to us from a life on the streets after they have been abandoned or lost from a previous home. We wish to ensure that these cats do not have to suffer the dangers of the outdoors again which include cars, other wild animals, dangerous plants and substances. If you are considering adopting a cat from us, please consider the cat's long term safety and respect our "indoors only" policy. We wish them to live a long, healthy and safe life and this can be done by keeping them indoors!
When adopting a cat or kitten from Pets/Friends for Life our adoption fee, which is $150, includes first vaccinations. We work with several veterinary clinics to spay and neuter our cats. Adult cats will have been spayed or neutered upon adoption. Younger cats/kittens will be adopted out but MUST be spayed or neutered later. If you wish to see a veterinarian of your choice for this, a paid certificate or invoice must be provided in order for our organization to refund a portion of this procedure to the adopting family/person. All of the cats will have been de-wormed and treated for fleas in addition to a wellness examination by a veterinarian. The cat's health record will be included in the adoption paperwork. Cats and kittens are adopted on a first come, first served basis. Kittens may be adopted before 8 weeks of age, but will not be allowed to go to their new home until they turn 8 weeks old.